Loan-to-Value (LTV) is the size of your mortgage as a percentage of the total property value.
The higher your deposit, the lower your LTV. If you put down a 10% deposit on your home, that’s a 90% mortgage, or 90% LTV.
A lower LTV means lower interest rates. That’s because a bigger deposit means less risk for lenders.
A little math
Say you want to buy a property worth £250,000. You have a deposit of £25,000, so you need to take out a mortgage of £225,000. That makes your LTV: 225,000 / 250,000 = 0.90 x 100 = 90% LTV
I have a high income, why can't I borrow more?
As you may know, the income you receive makes a big difference to the amount you can borrow and adding an Income Booster can often stretch this even further.
However, dependent on the amount of deposit you are willing to put down, this can limit the size of the mortgage you can get.
If you were looking to purchase a property and have a total deposit of £10,000. Whilst your income may allow you to borrow much more, the maximum we could look to lend would be £90,000 and this is because we are unable to lend more than 90% of the property value (90% LTV.)
Please note, the amount we could look to lend and the maximum LTV would depend on a number of factors and would be subject to a full application.